Mangaluru: KSRTC workers defy ultimatum - Trainee employees may face heat

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 20: Even though ultimatums were served to the employees in Puttur and Mangaluru divisions of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to resume work, most of the employees chose to ignore the notice. Therefore, the corporation is expected to crack a whip and take harsh action against the trainee employees on a 3/4 scale wage.

Both the divisions have about 250 trainee employees each. As they are undergoing a training period, they do not have the right to agitate against the management as per rules. Still, these employees have taken part in the stir since the beginning.

Therefore, the officials of the corporation had served final notice on Friday, asking them to report for duty on Monday morning failing which they were warned of disciplinary action. Only a handful of employees responded and came to the office, the officials stated.

Permanent employees of the corporation have been slowly returning to work by dropping the strike. On Monday, 219 buses in Mangaluru and 265 in Puttur operated. A couple of NURM buses were also run in Mangaluru. A few buses also operated to Bengaluru from Puttur on Monday night. About 24 buses were run between Bengaluru and Dharmasthala, BC Road, Sullia etc.







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  • Siddharth C, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    When common people had problems for food and other essentials during covid these employees were given salary. And look what we get. When priviate bus operators make profit KSRTC makes losses because of these careless employees. They think becaus eof their strength they can get away with anything. And imagine trainees during probation joining strike. Who will bear the losses. The tax payer has to pay for all the lossees. Hope the governments cuts their salary for absenting from work. Govt has to privatise and handover buses on contract basis to private players. Alow private bus operators to ply buses and remove monopoly iof KSRTC. Govt sould not be in business.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    Management is totally responsible for profit/loss of a company, not the employees! The managements are at discretion to take corrective action at the first signs of damage! If one doesn't get salaries for months together, how will these middle class employees sustain other than begging?

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 21 2021

    Time is to come to desert the old employee and give a chance to the youngsters on contract basis !! these appointment on the basis of performance ! if they are not perform and keep good track record remove them without notice that is only the solution to control in GOVT institution ! but it wont happen as long as money involved in the appointments as the huge money goes to MLA and MP bank accounts which is in BENAMI

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